While the ChromeCast is 35 bucks the fiddle factor has me offering the Roku instead.
Hello: I have a home network I created with power over adapters which I read about a couple of years ago here on Cnet. They are Zyxel and were on sale. They work great. I have my desktop computer, (Dell XPS-Windows 8), my daughter's computer in another room and a Sony TV with Google TV on it and an Ethernet port in my bedroom - this is the computer I am inquiring about. I get Netflix and other stuff and it all works fine. I only have one complaint: I can't get HBO Go (which I subscribe to) because this TV is no longer supported by HBO GO and/or Google for this model - NSX-24GT I've given up on the model and I'm looking around for other options. Another TV with Ethernet capabilities, a media player with broadband, a thing like Chromecast which would use WiFi instead - but keep using the broadband for the other stuff. The TV has 4 HDMI ports. Any suggestions?
Thanx for your answer. My TV works great with Google TV on Ethernet for everything except HBO GO. Are you suggesting I don't use this at all and switch to Roku hooked up to the broadband or use it as a WiFi connection in addition to the broadband? Just for HBO & MAX GO? Or get an switch to go back and forth on Ethernet? Don't care about the cost of the Roku because I have an unused Christmas gift card to Best Buy.
I've yet to find TV makers issue upgrades, new apps (unless they feel they can make big bucks) and such for even 2 year old TVs. Your reply seems to and I'm just guessing here that you thought I would know how to fix find load some update. Sorry no. But I do know TV and appliance makers.
As to switch back and forth, why not run your Ethernet to some 4 port hub at the back to the set and then you have Ethernet for TV, Roku and other things?
Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly
Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?